the strokes

The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci Jr. Is Still Flattered the Strokes Liked His Band

Once upon a time, the young Strokes looked at the Killers' runaway hit "Mr. Brightside" and thought: What have they got that we don't? "We had conversations…
Anna Gaca / July 25, 2017

Meet Me in the Bathroom Is the First Great History of New York’s 21st Century Rock Scene

In the future, some emotionless musicologist may look back at the Strokes and wonder why they were such a big deal. Why all the fuss…
Jeremy Gordon / May 23, 2017

The Strokes’ Tumultuous Relationship With Ryan Adams Recapped in New Book: “He Was Definitely a Bad Influence”

Journalist Lizzy Goodman will publish Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001–2011, a new oral history diving into…
Jeremy Gordon / May 15, 2017

Watch Paramore Faithfully Cover the Strokes’ “Someday”

Paramore's new album After Laughter is out today, just three weeks after it was first announced. Last night, the band celebrated with an intimate release-night show at…
Anna Gaca / May 12, 2017

Julian Casablancas Sings Lead Vocals on Exhibition’s “No One There”

The Strokes' Julian Casablancas has contributed lead vocals to a new song on the debut EP from Exhibition, the solo project of Hammarsing Kharhmar, a India-born…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 6, 2017

Video: Summer Moon (The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture) – “Happenin'”

Summer Moon, the side project from Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture, have released the video for their recent single "Happenin'." The Samuel D Evans-starring clip follows a…
Brian Josephs / February 15, 2017

The Strokes’ Nick Valensi Finally Starts His Own Band

Up until now, the Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi was the only member of the seminal rock group without his own side project. He changed that today with…
Brian Josephs / August 2, 2016

The Strokes Bring Their ‘Threat of Joy’ to ‘Kimmel’

The Strokes stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to play their recent Future Present Past highlight "Threat of Joy." It was an even Strokesier…
Andrew Unterberger / July 27, 2016

Watch the Strokes Reunite Onscreen in Their New ‘Threat of Joy’ Video

Last month, New York City rock pioneers the Strokes made their surprise return to the scene with Future Present Past, a brief EP that preempted their…
Brennan Carley / June 28, 2016

Governors Ball 2016: When the ’00s Became Classic Rock

The enduring memory from this year's Governors Ball festival will undoubtedly be its rained-out third day, and the Kanye West headlining spot that was washed…
Andrew Unterberger / June 6, 2016

Watch the Strokes Perform ‘OBLIVIUS’ and ‘Drag Queen’ Live

The Strokes surprised us last week with a new EP called Future Present Past, which immediately became available to stream on Spotify and would drop…
Rachel Brodsky / June 1, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: The Strokes, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from East Coast keepers of the classic rock flame,…
SPIN Staff / May 27, 2016

Stream the Strokes’ New EP ‘Future Present Past’

As promised, the Strokes' new EP, Future Present Past, is here. The project comes after two songs from it dropped earlier today, and three years after…
Brian Josephs / May 26, 2016

The Strokes Debut New Song, ‘OBLIVIUS,’ Announce New EP Due Next Week

Update: Here's the third new song by the Strokes today, "Threat Of Joy." Update: The Strokes have released a second new…
Brennan Carley / May 26, 2016

Porches Try Their Luck Covering the Strokes’ ‘Trying Your Luck’

Aaron Maine and Porches visited SiriusXM recently and laid down a cover of The Strokes' "Trying Your Luck" from Is This It. "Trying Your Luck" was never the brashest…
Anna Gaca / April 7, 2016
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